Date: 22 Mar 2019 08:39PM MST
Location: Camping near mile 263.5
Today's Miles: 21.8
Total Miles: 263.5
Long day today.
Been getting gradually more tired as the walking continues, seems to be a combination of poor sleep, long days of walking, and the hot sun. Nothing I'm not used to, just not accustomed to it yet I suppose.
Relatively flat day, able to cruise pretty well. It has been getting gradually warmer throughout the past couple of days though, and water is getting scarcer.
Walked pretty much all day except for a few stops to refill water and a very short stop for lunch. My body still feels incredibly sore and achy, and my knees are definitely not working as well as they have in the past. Primary way for me to make miles is to keep walking, even if at a slower pace.
Met an older couple at a trailhead who were van camping for a few days, they offered up a cold beer and some fruit. Sat and chatted with them for a few minutes, so great to be able to enjoy the kindness of strangers.
Near the end of the day I ordered a pizza to be delivered to the trail near the town of Kearny, after hearing multiple times that a local pizza shop delivers. It was totally worth it, highly recommend not passing up the opportunity for some trail pizza if you can at all help it.
Sat and ate with a few hikers on the side of the road as the sun set, then pushed on while others waited for their pizza to be delivered. Walked just far enough away from the road to be comfortable for the night, sleeping alone near some train tracks on trail.
Less than forty to town.